Reviews by Bears Rebecca Fonte Cinepocalypse arrived in Chicago last month (a festival which arose from the not quite cool ashes of suburban Chicago/Wizard World Con inhabiting Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival) and touched down in downtown Chicago at the historic and totally cool Music Box Theater. The fest featured the US and Midwest premieres
Review and Interview by Bears Fonte Jordana Spiro’s feature debut NIGHT COMES ON opens powerfully. A young woman, a juvenile offender, waits her re-entry into the world as a cacophony of voices discuss her and her situation. Like many people in her situation, she is left without a voice. Its also a hell of a
Interview by Bears Fonte My favorite film at SXSW this year, having had a few weeks to let it all sink in, was most certainly PROSPECT. Based on a short that played the fest a few years ago, Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell’s film follows a father-daughter mining team harvesting gems on a toxic planet.
The hottest new metal band from the coldest country on Earth is Impaled Rektum… or at least that’s what Finnish comedy HEAVY TRIP centers on. After twelve years of rehearsing in a garage without a gig, lead singer Turo (Johannes Holopainen) is finally ready to bring to the world what their bassist describes as ‘symphonic
Interview by Bears Fonte One of my favorite films at this year’s SXSW was the period comedy WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY, a repositioning of the famous poet Emily Dickinson. I say repositioning instead of reimagining because many people would argue our traditional notion of who Dickinson was is more than likely wrong and based on
Interview by Bears Fonte On August 1, 2016 the ‘Campus Carry’ law went into effect, permitting the concealed carry of a handgun at Texas institutes of higher learning. Considering the long history of firearms on the UTcampus (including the infamous 1966 Charles Whitman tower mass shooting), it is not surprising most students did not support
Interview by Bears Fonte In the middle of nowhere Oregon, a religious movement rolled in with Rolls Royces and attempted to take over the small town of Antelope. Led by spiritual teacher Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, and his publicity-hungry secretary Ma Anand Sheela, the neo-sannyasins purchased 64,000+ acres and turned an abandoned ranch into a thriving